Standard (EADGBE)


alternating between Em and G

There's something solid forming in the air,

And the wall of death is lowered in Times Square.

No-one seems to care,

They carry on as if nothing was there.

The wind is blowing harder now,

Blowing dust into my eyes.

The dust settles on my skin,

Making a crust I cannot move in



And I'm hovering like a fly, waiting for the windshield on the freeway.

Instrumental interlude

alternating Em and G for many measures, then

Echoes of the Broadway Everglades,

With her mythical madonnas still walking in their shades:

Lenny Bruce, declares a truce and plays his other hand.

Marshall Mcluhan, casual viewin', head buried in the sand.

Sirens on the rooftops wailing, but there's no ship sailing.

Groucho, with his movies trailing, stands alone with his punchline


(as above except for last line)

Klu Klux Klan serve hot soul food and the band plays 'In the Mood'

The cheerleader waves her cyanide wand, there's a smell of

peach blossom and bitter almonde.

Caryl Chessman sniffs the air and leads the parade, he knows

in a scent, you can bottle all you made.

There's Howard Hughes in blue suede shoes, smiling at the

majorettes smoking Winston Cigarettes.

And as the song and dance begins, the children play at home

with needles; needles and pins.


Chord definitions:

: [xxx042]

: [xxx033]

: [xxx035]

: [xxx087]

Em (XII): [xxxccc]

/maj7: [xxxccb]

: [xxxcc9]

+: [xx3221]

D (X): [xxcbaa]

: [xxa988]

: [xx8766]